The Easter getaway has begun

Thousands of extra passengers are expected through Exeter Airport this bank holiday weekend. Meanwhile the great Easter getaway will mean busy roads, especially on the region's motorways.

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Easter travel hotspots in the South West

Travels experts are warning that the West country is expected to have the busiest roads in the country as people head to the region for the Easter break.

  • According to the AA, 16 million cars are expected to head off on trips across the country this weekend.

  • The number of people looking for a break in Devon is up by more than a third compared with this time last year, according to a tourist website.

  • The RAC is warning of delays caused by heavy traffic all weekend on the M5 in Somerset and the A303 towards Exeter.

  • Around 17,000 passengers are expected to fly out of Exeter Airport during the Easter week.

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Extra flights to Paris from Exeter Airport for Easter

Extra flights to Paris from Exeter Airport for Easter. Credit: ITV News West Country

Thousands of extra passengers are expected through Exeter Airport this bank holiday weekend. It says extra flights have been added to Paris for families travelling to Disneyland for Easter.

And the great Easter getaway is underway with our road and rail networks likely to be extremely busy.

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